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  1. What a lovely encouragement this morning when yes indeed, I’m feeling weak and totally without value to my Father. The old struggles return when I thought I’d conquered all, ah but they drive us to the word and to Him, priceless!

  2. Shannan,
    My weakness is different than yours and yet I immediately connected with you and read your post with an appetite for how to see it for what it was, intended for strength. In my weakness, He is forever strong; Thank you

  3. Spot on Shannan! Your Falling Free words just continue to bless my days and encourage to better thinking/living because they are proving to be the real deal.

  4. Shannan, it is no surprise to me that you share this excerpt today, as this is one of the pages I spent the most time on in your book and your posts always seem to be on “the same page” with my heart. When I first read this in your book, I lost my breath with the line “What I’m beginning to see, though, is that God doesn’t fix my weakness by making me strong. He becomes my strength in my perpetual weakness.” and was in tears by the end of the section. Your words are salve to my soul, then and now.

    Right before I picked up your book that day, I had been writing a devotional on the verse “We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.” – 2 Corinthians 4:7. My heart was rejoicing in my weakness and suffering right as your words entered, like an unexpected friend arriving to a joyous party, fitting in perfectly, amping up the celebration, bringing a gift I didn’t yet know I needed.

    Today, your words fall on my heart in a similar place. I need to let Him ruffle my hair and charge up my mountain every.single.day. You breathe life into my faith. Thank you.

  5. So so good, I’m 2/3 of the way through your book and loving it. My life is such a mess I wouldn’t know where to begin, but I’m encouraged by you and our Saviour. Thank you for the “pray as you go” app too! Keep serving Him, what a joy to as we serve His body around us.